We’re happy to be working with a great local partner on this project, the Association of Fishermen, Peasants, Indigenous and Afro-descendants for the Community Development of the Great Swamp of the Lower Sinú. Quite a mouth full, but in spanish the name can be shortened to the acronym ASPROCIG. This association has been working to help people in Colombia since 1998, and includes 96 community based organizations.
Their work in water and sanitation aims to incorporate ancient knowledge and ensure the management of services by the users themselves. Some of their main initiatives include linking scattered rural communities to one clean water source that can serve them all, community water systems with decentralized water treatment systems powered by solar energy, distribution of home filters, community cisterns that utilize rainwater harvesting, and currently they are piloting a solar powered system that uses wastewater for irrigation. On the sanitation side, they work with communities to safely and sustainably convert their waste into compost, which is then either used within the community on their crops, or is sold.
We’re very excited to be working with ASPROCIG! Their years of experience in the region will be critical to the success of this project, and we are looking forward to the partnership ahead.
If you’d like to read more about ASPROCIG click HERE.
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